Irabina Autism Services (“Irabina”) has been providing services to families of children with an ASD for over 45 years. Irabina has a track record in providing prompt, specialised, quality therapeutic intervention and support services.

In addition to our ‘core’ program offered during school terms, Irabina provides a range of school holiday programs.


Location: Irabina Bayswater Centre


This program is specifically for children who will be attending a school in 2019. The group will work on the following necessary skills for a smooth transition to a school environment:

 – Pre-literacy skills

 – School routines and rules

 – Playground/social games

 – Play skills

 – Winning/losing

 – Making new friends/social skills

 – Emotional regulation

 – Classroom based skills

 – Problem-solving

 – Pre-writing/handwriting

Please contact reception for NDIS costing

Location: Irabina Bayswater Centre


The aquatic program:

 – encourages motor development

 – supports effective sensory processing

 – develops water safety awareness and water confidence

 – promotes self-care skills such as tolerating hair and face washing

 – develops basic independent swimming skills with a goal of transitioning into lessons at
community pool

 – develops social interaction, play and communication skills

Suitable Ages: 2 years – 6 years

Location: Irabina Bayswater Centre


Come and have a Beary Good Time!

Bring your teddy bear or favourite stuffed animal to our fun-filled Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The morning will involve an outdoor picnic (weather permitting), art and craft activities, songs and games and story time. The session will be an opportunity for children to further develop receptive and expressive language and fine and gross motor skills, explore basic emotions and increase imagination and pretend play skills.


For this program, children will need to bring:

 –  snack and drink

 – their favourite teddy or stuffed animal

 – a hat and sunscreen

Suitable Ages: 3 years – 8 years

Location: Irabina Bayswater Centre


Join us for a fun-filled sports day where children can come dressed as their favourite superhero. Our Superhero Sports Day will encourage children to develop a range of gross motor, coordination, language and social communication skills through play and sports activities. Our fun superhero activities will target core strength, motor planning, spatial and body awareness, listening and turn-taking skills and social participation skills. The program is suitable for pre-school and school-aged children who can follow instructions and/or imitate an adult’s demonstration of actions within a group setting.


For this program, children will need to:

– bring a snack and drink

– dress as their favourite superhero

– bring a hat and sunscreen

Suitable Ages: 3 years – 7 years

Location: Irabina Bayswater Centre


Join us for 2 days of Messy Play with a final third day of Water Play!

This is a sensory program with engaging materials to help children develop:

 – sensory motor skills

 – tactile exploration

 – social communication skills

 – attention and listening skills

 – self-regulation skills


For these days, please bring the following:

 – your child in clothing that you don’t mind getting messy or dirty

 – a snack and a drink

 – a towel

 – extra clothes to change into before going home

 – for Water Play (the third day), please bring your child in bathers, UV protective clothing, a
   hat and sunscreen

Hot Shots Tennis Program


 – Morning: Eildon Park Tennis Club

 – Afternoon: Irabina Bayswater Centre


This is a full-day program for children attending mainstream primary school and their siblings
(who must also be attending a mainstream primary school).


This fun and recreational program takes place on Thursday 24 January with morning starting at Eildon Park Tennis Club. There will be 2-hours of tennis coaching provided to the children by a hotshots tennis coach, and this will provide a great opportunity for your child to further develop their gross motor and coordination skills. The hotshots equipment will be utilised for the clinic. This includes modified balls and mini nets, to enable participation for all children at all skill and developmental levels.


We will depart Irabina by bus at approximately 10am and return by around 1pm.

For the afternoon, children will be engaged in social games and activities back at Irabina, such as lego, drama, sports and art and craft activities.


Please note that lunch will be provided. However, children need to bring their own drink bottle and afternoon snack.

Different HCWA, NDIS or FFS pricing for all programs.


Please contact us on 03 9720 1118 to book a place for your child.